Internet of things - Infoworld http://images.infoworld.com/t/21925 en Can we talk? Internet of things vendors face a communications 'mess' http://images.infoworld.com/d/networking/can-we-talk-internet-of-things-vendors-face-communications-mess-240809?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>Vendors will tell you that the Internet of Things (IoT) is here today. We're here to tell you that it isn't. This is your warning label. It's the small print on the prescription that outlines all the nasty complications.</p><p>The first thing to realize is that many wireless communications protocols that allow home devices to exchange information <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245507/Why_the_Internet_of_Things_may_never_happen" target="_blank">aren't interoperable</a>.</p> Networking Internet of things Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:06 +0000 admin 240809 at http://images.infoworld.com Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it 'Internet of things' http://images.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/connected-stuff-catching-just-dont-call-it-internet-of-things-240491?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>Many organizations today are looking for things that talk to the Internet. Sensors, cameras, medical equipment and even snowplows are on that wish list. The "Internet of things" is not.</p> <p>The municipalities that come to systems integrator AGT International are already sold on so-called IoT technologies, such as wireless traffic sensors embedded in streets, said Gadi Lenz, a senior technical fellow at AGT.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Internet of things Internet Mobile Technology Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:50:45 +0000 admin 240491 at http://images.infoworld.com 6 ways the Internet of things will transform enterprise security http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/6-ways-the-internet-of-things-will-transform-enterprise-security-239999?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>Most enterprise security organizations are unlikely to have a spamming refrigerator on top of their list of things to worry about. But news earlier this year that an Internet-connected fridge was co-opted into a botnet that sent spam to tens of thousands of Internet users is sure to have piqued the interest of at least a few.</p> <p>If nothing, the incident showed how even a benign consumer appliance could pose a danger to enterprises if connected to the Internet without proper security protections.</p> Security Internet of things Consumer Electronics Security Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 239999 at http://images.infoworld.com Cyber security expert: Internet of things is 'scary as hell' http://images.infoworld.com/d/networking/cyber-security-expert-internet-of-things-scary-hell-239104?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>The terms "Internet of things" (IoT) and "connected home" are two of the trendiest buzzwords in the technology world today. And while both clearly offer very real potential, they also introduce their own share of risk, particularly if they're not approached with caution, according to Jerry Irvine, an owner and CIO of IT outsourcing services firm, <a href="http://www.prescientsolutions.com/" target="_blank">Prescient Solutions</a>.</p> Networking Security Internet of things Cyber Crime Data Security Intrusion Detection Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:07:02 +0000 admin 239104 at http://images.infoworld.com Cisco's Intercloud could supercharge its Internet of things plans http://images.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ciscos-intercloud-could-supercharge-its-internet-of-things-plans-239025?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>Cisco Systems' "Intercloud" platform for interoperable cloud services could be combined with remote-computing technology to define the so-called Internet of Things from the weather-ravaged, intermittently connected edge to regional and global data centers.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Cisco Systems Internet of things Managed Services SDN Data Center Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:36:46 +0000 admin 239025 at http://images.infoworld.com Internet of things presents both technical and ethical questions http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/internet-of-things-presents-both-technical-and-ethical-questions-238587?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>Chamberlain Group CIO Bill Radon met with a team of engineers and IT managers in 2012, asking what was next for the company, a leading maker of residential and commercial garage door openers.</p> <p>Earlier, the team had delivered an Internet of Things device called MyQ Gateway to connect customers' smartphones to a narrow set of garage door products. Now Chamberlain wanted to build a device to connect with most garage door openers, even those from competitors. The result: MyQ Garage, which lets users monitor and control their garage doors with an Android or iOS smartphone.</p> Business Intelligence Mobile Technology Security Internet of things Data Mining Mobile Apps Internet Privacy IDG Insider Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:33:28 +0000 admin 238587 at http://images.infoworld.com Sad, sexy, or self-sufficient, your robot overlords await http://images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/sad-sexy-or-self-sufficient-your-robot-overlords-await-238438?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 395px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/robot_toy.jpg" alt="Sad, sexy, or self-sufficient, your robot overlords await" width="243" height="385" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Big Data Computer Hardware Security Internet of things Big Data Cringely Consumer Electronics Internet Privacy Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:48:26 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238438 at http://images.infoworld.com Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/trust-issue-looms-large-tech-companies-capitalizing-personal-data-237913?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.</p> <p>Tech vendors say that by collecting user data, they can offer better, personalized services. However, user wariness about exposing personal data may throw a wrench in plans for such new services, which are fueling growth not only for tech companies but, industry insiders say, the larger global economy as well.</p> Security Internet of things Internet Privacy Government Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:13:48 +0000 admin 237913 at http://images.infoworld.com Open source challenges a proprietary Internet of things http://images.infoworld.com/d/networking/open-source-challenges-proprietary-internet-of-things-237600?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>The only limit to the Internet of things isn't imagination or technology. It's the vendors. Will your Whirlpool, Maytag, or GE washer be able to communicate with your Samsung TV or Apple iPhone, Sears oven, or any other device?</p> <p>Without interoperability, consumer devices, electronic appliances, and sensor-equipped wearables won't recognize each other and communicate. It will make scenarios, such as this one, difficult:</p> Networking Internet of things Internet Linux Open Source Software Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:44:16 +0000 admin 237600 at http://images.infoworld.com California fights drought with big data, cloud computing http://images.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/california-fights-drought-big-data-cloud-computing-236633?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>California is facing its worst drought <a href="http://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/california-facing-worst-drought-record" target="_blank">in more than 100 years</a>, and one with no end in sight. Conserving water has never been more important, and Silicon Valley has an opportunity to offer technological solutions to the problem.</p> <p>Consider, for example, the approach the East Bay Municipal Utility District took to encouraging customers to reduce water consumption.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Networking Internet of things Big Data Data Mining SaaS Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:16:27 +0000 admin 236633 at http://images.infoworld.com How to ruin the Internet of things: Tie up with a carrier http://images.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/how-ruin-the-internet-of-things-tie-carrier-234839?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/connections.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: VLADGRIN</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Networking Internet of things Internet Data Plan Wireless Broadband Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234839 at http://images.infoworld.com Microsoft pushes Windows Embedded for the Internet of things http://images.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-pushes-windows-embedded-the-internet-of-things-235007?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft pushes Windows Embedded for the Internet of things" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Not to be outdone by Java, Linux, or other high-profile technologies, Microsoft is staking its own claim in the connected-device space that is widely becoming known as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/what-the Applications Internet of things Application Development Microsoft Windows Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235007 at http://images.infoworld.com Those who forget past tech are doomed to be hacked http://images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/those-who-forget-past-tech-are-doomed-be-hacked-234522?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 171px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/tech_junk.jpg" alt="Those who forget past tech are doomed to be hacked" width="243" height="161" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>Old people can be scary. Who hasn't had a 75-year-old birthday clown wielding a twisty, inflated rubber object scare the hell out of them when they were seven?</p> Networking Security Internet of things Cringely Internet Data Security Hacking Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:03:13 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 234522 at http://images.infoworld.com Google's grand plan for Nest goes way beyond the Internet of things http://images.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/googles-grand-plan-nest-goes-way-beyond-the-internet-of-things-234114?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google-nest.png" alt="Google's grand plan for Nest goes way beyond the Internet of things" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>When Google buys a company, the results aren't usually pretty. Nearly all get shut down, their technology sometimes absorbed into the gargantuan data-capture engine that is Google's services and apps business. Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard Google Internet of things Consumer Electronics M&A Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234114 at http://images.infoworld.com The Internet of things will not arrive in 2014 http://images.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/the-internet-of-things-will-not-arrive-in-2014-232500?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>I call it the "year of the whatever" phenomenon. Tech pundits and industry trade groups love to say that next year, or the year after that, is going to "the year of" fill-in-the-blank. Way back in the 1990s, there was going to be the year of the laptop (it finally happened.) There was going to be the year of virtual reality and 3D (it didn't) and the year of the smartphone, which is turning out to be the decade of the smartphone.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Networking The Industry Standard Internet of things Consumer Electronics Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 232500 at http://images.infoworld.com Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door http://images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/welcome-the-internet-of-things-please-check-your-privacy-the-door-231088?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/app_world.jpg" alt="Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: bluebearry</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Security Internet of things Cringely Internet Privacy Consumerization of IT Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:42:38 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 231088 at http://images.infoworld.com Car trouble? There's an app for that http://images.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/car-trouble-theres-app-228717?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="screen" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 260px; height: 477px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Automatic.PNG" alt="Automatic's car monitor on the iPhone 5s" width="260" height="462" /><p><strong><em>Automatic's car monitor on the iPhone 5s.</em></strong></p></div> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Internet of things Mobile Apps Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 228717 at http://images.infoworld.com Force-fit: Oracle hypes Java for the Internet of things http://images.infoworld.com/t/java-programming/force-fit-oracle-hypes-java-the-internet-of-things-229188?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Java_hp.jpg" alt="Force-fit: Oracle hypes Java for the Internet of things" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>If you listen to Oracle, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/java-programming/oracle-hitches-java-internet-of-things-223214">Java is what you should use</a> to develop applications for embedded systems, partcularly those involving M2M (machine- Application Development Mobile Technology Internet of things Oracle Application Development Java Programming Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229188 at http://images.infoworld.com What the 'Internet of things' really means http://images.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/what-the-internet-of-things-really-means-217657?source=rss_internet_of_things <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/connections.jpg" alt="What the 'Internet of things' really means" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: VLADGRIN</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Networking Internet of things Consumerization of IT Fri, 24 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 217657 at http://images.infoworld.com The Pivotal launch and what it means to IT http://images.infoworld.com/t/paas/the-pivotal-launch-and-what-it-means-it-217453?source=rss_internet_of_things <p>When I interviewed Paul Maritz near the end of his term as CEO of VMware, he offered this frank assessment of the company: "Unless we think ahead, we will be seen as the closing chapter of the client-server generation instead of the opening chapter of the next generation."</p> Application Development Big Data Cloud Computing Data Explosion Internet of things Big Data Hadoop PaaS Startups Web Applications Cloud Computing Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 217453 at http://images.infoworld.com